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The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

August 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

If we asked you what’s the most successful movie of all time and you said Star Wars, Avatar or Titanic, then you’re obviously not Chinese. For in China, that kudos goes to a fantasy film called Painted Skin, and it’s more recent follow-up sequel called Painted Skin: The Resurrection. It’s kind of a romance thing […]

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Watch (Frank’s take).

Suburbia, Neanderthal-oriented male bonding and space aliens make for an uneven mix of naughty gags and tired lunacy in the clumsy comedy The Watch. Whether this is an unfair comparison or not The Watch feels like a weak-need knockoff to the classic high-spirited goofiness of Ghostbusters. In assembling some of Hollywood’s high-profile hucksters and saddling […]

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

The exploration of twisted family dysfunction in the movies has always been a reliable staple of instant tension, insanity, perversion and caustic psychological scope. In the sensationalized and sleazy-minded Killer Joe, we are introduced to a different kind of Mama’s boy that would make Psycho’s Norman Bates look like a choir boy in comparison. Wildly […]

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The Dark Knight Returns cartoon. Frank Miller happy?

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Dark Knight Returns cartoon. Frank Miller happy?

In case you missed it, there’s an animated version of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns coming our way soon. Here’s its trailer. Is Frank Miller happy over this? Well, he’s not Alan Moore, who would automatically have a face like a slapped hobbit over anybody who makes one of his properties into a movie […]

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Skyfall trailer.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skyfall trailer.

We could tell you how cool James Bond is – so cool, in fact, that even the Queen wants to go parachute jumping with him, but instead let’s just cut to the chase (well, quite a few chases actually), and give you the trailer for Skyfall and… Bond, James Bond.

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Batman flick in numbers bounce.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Batman flick in numbers bounce.

Warner has told us that The Dark Knight Rises movie has brought in a box office results of $15 million in 479 IMAX theatres worldwide over the weekend of July 29th, bringing the film’s total IMAX cumulative box office to date to $52 million. It looks, on the face of it, like the terrible Batman […]

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Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

You have to hand it to director Peter Jackson for chutzpah. Not content with two films for the Hobbit, he’s now stretching it to three. The news comes from Peter’s FaceBook page where he has just announced, “It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ‘A tale that […]

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